DraftKings Sportsbook Louisiana Launch Bonus: $50 Free Bet And More

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on January 28, 2022

DraftKings Sportsbook is now live in Louisiana.

Legal mobile sports betting in Louisiana arrived on Jan. 28, with a handful of operators launching on day one.

DraftKings is arguably one of the top operators in the US. Thus, it’s no surprise the company would add Louisiana to its extensive sports betting portfolio. The priority for the Bayou State is to have all online sportsbooks available for Super Bowl betting in LA 2022.

Customers can register for accounts to access all the benefits DraftKings has to offer. Check out the banner below for more details.

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DraftKings Sportsbook LA Launch bonus: $50 Free Bet on deposit

DraftKings is offering an exclusive deal for first-timers registering their accounts in Louisiana. When customers sign up with DraftKings Louisiana, they will receive a $50 free bet after making their first deposit. Not only that, but customers will be eligible for 20% up to $1,000.

The DraftKings Sportsbook app is available for iOS and Android users. Plus, the state has remote registration, so signing up for a DraftKings account will be a simple process.

DraftKings Louisiana Launch offer details

There is no bonus code necessary. As you proceed through the signup process and make your first deposit, you will automatically receive an alert guiding you to your $50 free bet. Additionally, if you deposit up to $1,000 you will be eligible for a $200 (20%) free bet.

It should be noted that this is not free cash you can withdraw but credits you can use to place a wager.

This free $50 bet can be used on some of the biggest Louisiana teams, including the Pelicans, Saints, LSU Tigers, and Tulane Green Wave.

Signing up with DraftKings Sportsbook in the app

Starting the account creation process with DraftKings is easy. First, visit the banner above, and from there, it will redirect you to a new page that outlines the offer bonus that you are now eligible for.

You’ll see a button that’s labeled “register.” Clicking the button will bring you to a new screen where you’ll enter an email address and password. Afterward, you’ll be asked to enter some basic information, including:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number

This is all standard information required by legal and regulated sportsbooks across the nation.

Remember, you must be physically located in-state and within a perish that allows for mobile sports betting, when placing bets due to geolocations.

Here are the parishes that you cannot place sports bets in:

  • Caldwell
  • Catahoula
  • Franklin
  • Jackson
  • La Salle
  • Sabine
  • Union
  • West Carroll
  • Winn

Road to Louisiana mobile sports betting

In November 2020, Louisiana voted to legalize sports betting in 55 of 64 parishes. The following year, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a pair of sports betting bills allowing the industry to launch in Louisiana in the fall of 2021.

On Oct. 6, the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, owned and operated by the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, opened its retail sportsbook and took the first legal bets in the state. The tribe partnered with United Kingdom-based BetFred Sports. Since then, a number of Louisiana casinos have opened retail sportsbooks.

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Nick has had stints in Chicago and Washington, D.C., writing about politics, financial markets, and sports betting. He graduated from Texas Tech University and completed his master's degree in journalism at Columbia College Chicago.

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